Sturdy D-locks for bicycles can now be purchased for only
£15 from St Leonard's Police Station. These locks normally retail at a much higher price and come strongly recommended. The Police also have a selection of shed and other locks available for purchase. They are very keen to encourage you to protect your valued possessions. With the coming warmer weather (we hope) the temptation for some to relieve you of such items gets too great.
April Police News for Fountainbridge & Craiglockhart.
Keeping Children Safe, vandalism, littering and garden crime.
1. Local operation in the Gorgie Road area to combat anti-social behaviour, particularly when the youth clubs close.
2. High visibility patrols to combat the
rise in vandalism and littering in the Tollcross area. Many broken
windows in shops, Tollcross Primary School, Scottish Widows Buildings
and Lloyds TSB.
3. Extra Dog Warden patrols in Harrison Park and surrounding area.
Dates For your Diary
Extra Community Council led meeting - 7th May 2013
Harrison Park Wildlife Walkway / Old Railway Line
See Next Meeting page for details
Farmers' Market - Fountainpark
First Sunday of the month 11am - 4pm. Locally produced foods and crafts in the main mall
New Tai Chi Class - Merchiston Tennis and Bowling Club
Thursday 25th April 6:30 pm. Following the Spring Fling held recently at Polwarth Church this new class has been enticed to our area.
26 June 2013. Expected date of Planning Committee decision
19 April 2013. Expected date
for Council to comment on the Details of the November application. This
may trigger a further round of consultation.
A Consultation has Started into the Revamping of the Royal Mile.
Proposals for the street include replacing tarmac with original
setts, widening pavements and trying to encourage a variety of shops
onto the street.
The City of Edinburgh Council also want to put on events and
promotions to encourage people to the street during the quiet winter
Many of the shops on the historic road are geared towards tourists.
To encourage a change, the local authority wants to impose stricter
restrictions on new council leases and ask private landlords to do the
Traffic management problems will also be targeted, with some tour
buses asked to divert away from the Royal Mile and the number 35 Lothian
bus asked to change their vehicle from a double decker to single
A stretch of the road between Niddrie Street and St Mary’s Street
could be made off limits to cars, with just pedestrians, cyclist and
buses allowed down it.
The consultation on the Royal Mile Action Plan started on Friday and runs until May 17